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Brendan’s Sports Shorts; Monday, May 16th

Sports by Brendan Pawliw Monday, May 16th

Updated as of 1:20pm

NHL:

The Vegas Golden Knights have fired head coach Peter DeBoer after missing the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports DeBoer had one year left on his deal at $3.25 million while Darren Dreger reports assistants Steve Spott and Ryan McGill have also been let go.

Elsewhere, former PG Cougars bench boss Lane Lambert is the new head coach of the New York Islanders. He replaces Barry Trotz who was let go last week.

Lambert coached the Cougars from 2003-2005 missing the playoffs in both seasons.

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New York Rangers 4 Pittsburgh 3 (OT)
(Rangers win series 4-3)

Calgary 3 Dallas 2 (OT)
(Flames win series 4-3)

Round two begins on Tuesday with Tampa at Florida and St. Louis visiting Colorado. Calgary hosts Edmonton in the Battle of Alberta on Wednesday as does the New York Rangers against the Carolina Hurricanes.

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World Hockey Championship

Canada improves to 3-0 after a 5-1 win over Slovakia this morning.

The Canadian’s next game is on Thursday against Kazakhstan.

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WHL:

Kamloops Blazers 6 Vancouver Giants 0

(Blazers win series 4-2)

There is one game on tonight. The Portland Winterhawks travel to Seattle to take on the Thunderbirds. Portland leads best-of-seven 3-2

NBA:

Dallas 123 Phoenix 90
(Mavs win series 4-3)

Boston 109 Milwaukee 81
(Celtics win series 4-3)

Round three kicks off on Tuesday with the Celtics in Miami to take on the Heat while Dallas travels to the Bay Area to battle the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.

MLB:

Toronto Blue Jays 0 Tampa Bay Rays 3

Jays drop to 18-17 while Tampa improves to 21-14.

CFL

Teams across Canadian Football have begun to cancel the opening practices of training as a labour dispute continues between the league and the players union.

Contract talks broke down on Saturday as the union directed players from seven of the league’s nine teams to participate in a work stoppage.

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